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A Shave, a Haircut, and a Blood Pressure Test

An experimental program is using "barbershop intervention" to bring health education to African American men.

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The Best Job Markets for Young College Grads Now

The U.S. economy added 2.2 million jobs that require post-secondary education between 2010 and 2014. Here's how they shake out.

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What Mitch McConnell Gets Wrong About the Minimum Wage

A minimum-wage increase will be a boon to tens of thousands of workers in San Francisco, D.C., and other cities. These hikes don't stymie business—in fact, they don't go far enough to address inequality.

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College-Educated Minorities Report Far Fewer Good-Paying Job Opportunities Than Whites

The other education gap. 

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The Memphis Airport Is on a Mission to Become Its Own City

But whether America's cargo capital can support a real urban center remains to be seen.

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The Roller-Coaster Economies of Vacation Towns

The end of summer is nearly here. Which U.S. cities are about to radically change?

Solving the Greatest Mystery of American Unemployment

Six million workers went missing after the 2008 recession—most in the prime of their working lives. What happened to them?

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Coca-Cola Abandons India Expansion Plans Due to Lack of Water

The current factory has sucked up enough groundwater to drop overall levels by 26 feet, and expansion could increase water pollution. 

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Can We Do Full-Scale Farming Inside City Centers?

An urban farm in Montreal is scaling the industry "with more software than farmers."

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41 Percent of American Workers Let Paid Vacation Days Go to Waste

Maybe because senior managers say they view employees who take vacation days as “less dedicated.”

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Dangling From Extremely Tall Structures as Urban Sport

Watch daredevil and frequent arrestee James Kingston hang by one hand from a giant Indian crane just because he can.

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Why Are Women-Owned Businesses Such Small Businesses?

Women own 30 percent of private businesses but generate just 11 percent of sales. Several factors contribute to this. 

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It's Time for a Four-Day Workweek

Evidence shows that a seven-day week with a two-day weekend is an inefficient model.

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How to Save America's Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together

Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.

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Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?

The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.

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A New School Year, a New Racial Landscape

More than half of all public school students this fall will be Hispanic, Asian, African American, Native American, or multiracial.

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America's Wage Gap Just Keeps Getting Worse

Since the recession, low-income households have turned into low-income regions.

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The Forgotten History of Cricket in the USA

Before baseball's meteoric rise, cricket was the American game of choice.